[S] Postscript differences between Unix and PC S-PLUS

David Nelson (daven@llnl.gov)
Thu, 23 Jul 1998 16:18:07 -0700

Another day, another bug? I've discovered that the PC version of postscript
puts a control-D at the end of its postscript file, while the Unix version
outputs straight printable characters, as the standard indicates. Is this
some kind of PC anachronism???

The consequence is that S-PLUS .eps files inserted into MS Word documents
using insert -> picture -> from file... cause some (all?) postscript
printers to fail. (At least my HP4si and HP5si printers fail miserably.)

There's a workaround: just edit the .eps files with NTEmacs and blow away
the ^D, but really now, this shouldn't happen, should it?


David O. Nelson
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Box 808, L-452
Livermore CA 94551
(925) 423-8898 (fax: (925) 422-2282)

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